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San Diego's best events for the week of January 16–January 22

Ancient cultures from around the world brewed many types of beer, and modern breweries have re-created those classics. Dogfish Head will be pouring tastings of brews from their Ancient Ales series. Fine jewelry, precious and ...

Helen Copley foundation continues downward cash spiral

Proceeds of son's asset sales not listed on non-profit disclosure

The mystery of who will end up with millions of dollars in cash from the late David Copley’s estate continues, with the latest annual IRS filing of his mother’s foundation shedding no light. According to ...

Escape the Fate: Less Screamo

Less screamo, more hardcore — at least since 2008. That was the year Las Vegas quintet Escape the Fate made a course correction and swapped singers with the announcement that Craig Mabbitt would replace founding ...

Blackfish backlash continues — protest at SeaWorld

Two days later, company reports record profits

Animal-rights activists staged a demonstration at the entrance to SeaWorld on Saturday afternoon, January 11. Approximately 50 activists brandished picket signs and formed a line along Sea World Drive on both sides of South Shores ...

An after-hours circus

When I scored tickets to ARTessence’s CAPTIVATE: Cirque de l’Artisan, a fashion show in Middletown promoted as “providing the experience of a party and a show in tandem: live graffiti artists, professional dance teams, aerialist ...

Seitan, dumplings and donuts in North Park

New vegan spot replaces the city's one-taco-shop-too-many

The area around 31st and University in North Park has seem some unusual transformations over the years — an old church added a rock venue (The Irenic), a bank turned into a 7-11, and now ...

Judge thumbs down NFL concussion settlement

Concern that retired players may get shortchanged

Philadelphia federal judge Anita B. Brody today (January 14) rejected the National Football League's agreement to pay $765 million to settle claims with players who have suffered concussion damages. Most observers viewed the August 2013 ...

SANDAG's Uptown bikeway plan not widely accepted

Agency seeks to hold up funding intended for pedestrian improvements

Some residents of Uptown fear that the San Diego Association of Governments is trying to grab money meant for pedestrian improvements in order to install a dedicated bikeway for cyclists to commute on Fourth and ...

Facebook helps nab alleged child molester in Tijuana

Texas man announced his arrival as a new chef in Playas neighborhood

On January 7, a Texas man wanted on various skipped warrants was apprehended while flipping hamburguesas at a shop in the Tijuana neighborhood of Las Playas. Gilbert Sanchez Jr., 44 years of age and from ...

Holdup at South Park coffee kiosk

She was reportedly under the influence and with a gun

A woman with a gun robbed a coffee-kiosk tip jar in South Park Tuesday, January 14, at approximately 9:50 a.m. Armed with what appeared to be a black semiautomatic pistol, a woman driving a two-door ...

New chef makes headway at Gang Kitchen

Downtown Asian-fusion spot picks up Craig Jimenez, comes closer to reaching its full potential

It’s been a year since Gang Kitchen’s initial Reader review, and the restaurant’s kitchen has seen some shakeups. Craig Jimenez, formerly of Roseville Cozinha and Craft and Commerce, is in as the new executive chef, ...

Unemployment benefits plus retirement equals foul

“Flagrant abuse of the system,” says city attorney

City attorney Jan Goldsmith's office, carrying a somewhat tarnished image after a string of recent defeats, the failed prosecution of a man scrawling anti-corporatist rants using sidewalk chalk that drew national headlines, and a questionable ...

In the Time of the Butterflies at San Diego Rep

In 1960, Rafael Trujillo, the brutal dictator of the Dominican Republic, confessed to his inner circle: “My only two problems are the church and the Mirabel sisters.” Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Dede Mirabel grew ...

Chlamydia does well in San Diego

Centers for Disease Control report spreads the news

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012 report. Statistics for some diseases are broken down by metropolitan area. The San Diego metro area (the county) did poorly ...

Sampler Flight: Jan. 14-20

Where there’s smoke, there’s onion rings and a bon voyage party

January 15 | Where There’s Smoke: Rye and chile peppers combine to bring award-winning flavor to Manzanita Brewing Company’s World Beer Cup bronze-earning beer, Where There’s Smoke. Get a taste of a literally world class ...

Tijuana’s “Twin of Parisian perfume shops" closes

Sara's London Shop goes out of business after 70 years

Sara´s London Shop, a popular perfume store in downtown Tijuana that once attracted tourists from around the world, has closed its doors after 70 years in business. The store, at the corner of Avenida Revolución ...